The Most Important Tip

Probably the most important file is the local.xml file. If you haven’t already, make a copy of app/etc/local.xml and store it safely offsite. It contains key information that is esential if you ever need to restore or copy your site.

<global>
<install>
<date><![CDATA[INSTALLATION DATE]]></date>
</install>
<crypt>
<key><![CDATA[THIS IS THE KEY INFO NEEDED TO RESTORE ANY DATA]]></key>
</crypt>
<disable_local_modules>false</disable_local_modules>
<resources>
<db>
<table_prefix><![CDATA[]]></table_prefix>
</db>
<default_setup>
<connection>
<host><![CDATA[localhost]]></host>
<username><![CDATA[DB USERNAME]]></username>
<password><![CDATA[DB PASSWORD]]></password>
<dbname><![CDATA[DB NAME]]></dbname>
<initStatements><![CDATA[SET NAMES utf8]]></initStatements>
<model><![CDATA[mysql4]]></model>
<type><![CDATA[pdo_mysql]]></type>
<pdoType><![CDATA[]]></pdoType>
<active>1</active>
</connection>
</default_setup>
</resources>
<session_save><![CDATA[files]]></session_save>
</global>

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